Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Adria Vasil - the Ecoholic - to visit Fredericton May 11 and 12

FREDERICTON – Fredericton will be the only East Coast stop for renowned environmental author Adria Vasil as she launches her new book, Ecoholic Body: Your Ultimate Earth-Friendly Guide to Living Healthy and Looking Good. Her first book, Ecoholic, is widely considered to be the environmental bible when it comes to making practical changes in battling your environmental footprint.

Ms. Vasil will be in Fredericton on May 11 and 12, 2012 for a series of events.  On May 11, she will participate in a Fredericton Green Shops networking event for the business community from 8 am to 10 am.  On Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to noon, she will participate in a youth learning event at the Fredericton High School, sponsored by Green Matters and FredKid.  At 2 pm that same day, Ms. Vasil will participate in a book signing at Chapters in the Regent Mall.

Canada's straight-shooting green living expert, Adria Vasil, is the bestselling author of Ecoholic and Ecoholic Home. She's been writing the feisty and informative “Ecoholic” advice column for NOW Magazine since 2004 and has covered environmental issues for NOW's news section for over a decade. Adria's been on pretty much every TV and radio station in the country demystifying all things green and gives talks to audiences across Canada on the topic too. Adria lives in Toronto with her partner and cat.

On Friday, May 11, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Fredericton Green Shops presents “An Hour with the Ecoholic”, in partnership with the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Business Fredericton North, and Downtown Fredericton Inc. Hosted at the York Street Train Station, this event will be open to business and community members who are looking for an opportunity to meet and talk with Ms. Vasil, and hear her speak about how being environmentally conscious can help your business. For more information, email events@frederictonchamber.ca.

On Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon, Green Matters is partnering with FredKid to host a Learning Series event with Ms. Vasil. To be held at the Tom Morrison Theatre at Fredericton High school, this event is open to the general public. During her presentation Ms. Vasil will talk about how to be environmentally conscious at home, at play, and cover topics from her new book, Ecoholic Body. There will also be a opportunity to ask questions during the question and answer period. For more information on this event, email greenmatters@fredericton.ca.

At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, Chapters at the Regent Mall will host a book signing with Adria Vasil. Come and meet the Ecoholic herself, and have an opportunity to purchase one of her very informative and insightful books. Any additional information about events, or updates to the current schedule can be found at www.greenmattersfredericton.com. Check back often.

The Ecoholic Book Tour of Fredericton is sponsored in part by The Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, The Blue Door, Isaac’s Way, Alcool NB Liquor, Fredericton Green Shops, Green Matters, FredKid, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Fredericton, and Business Fredericton North.